Bhut Jolokia Chilli Seeds (Ghost Pepper or Naga Jolokia)

The Former World’s Hottest Pepper

Grow your own Bhut Jolokia chillies, the former world’s hottest pepper! These chillies are over 1 million Scoville Heat Units (SHU), which is three times hotter than an orange habanero. They offer an intense fruity, sweet chili flavour that is perfect for adding heat to your favourite dishes.

Average Packet Contents: 10 Seeds

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Scoville Rating: 800,000 – 1,200,000 SHU

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How to Grow Bhut Jolokia Chilli Seeds AKA Ghost Pepper or Naga Jolokia in the UK

Preparing the Seeds

  • Timing: Start indoors from mid-January to late February.
  • Germination Mix: Use quality compost mixed with perlite for optimal aeration.
  • Germination with Propagator: A heated propagator is best for germinating Bhut Jolokia Chilli Seeds. Keep the temperature between 28Ā°C-32Ā°C.

Transplanting Seedlings

  • When to Transplant: After 3-5 weeks, your seedlings will be ready.
  • Potting Process: Fill pots with a mixture of multi-purpose compost and perlite, and transplant the seedlings, planting deeper if leggy.

Growing and Caring for Your Bhut Jolokia Plants

  • Location: Grow in a greenhouse or polytunnel throughout the summer where, the temperature is at least 18Ā°C.
  • Repotting with Compost and Perlite Mix: Repot several times, using a compost and perlite mix, and increasing the pot size gradually.
  • Watering and Feeding: Maintain consistent moisture and feed with a balanced liquid weekly.

Harvesting Your Ghost Peppers

  • When and How to Harvest: Ghost Peppers are typically ready in 100 to 120 days. Harvest when firm and vibrant in color.

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